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  • 145th Airlift Wing conducts aircraft mishap exercise

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The 145th Airlift Wing and the Charlotte Fire Department executed an aircraft mishap exercise near the North Carolina Air National Guard base March 6, 2022.The exercise simulated the crash of a T-1 aircraft with four passengers on the North Carolina Air National Guard landing

  • 145th Airlift Wing prepares for readiness exercise

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Airmen from the 145th Airlift Wing prepare for a large-scale readiness exercise (LRE) conducted in Gulfport, Mississippi, throughout 2021. The large-scale readiness exercise is a comprehensive appraisal of the readiness and precision of our forces. This exercise is an opportunity

  • Her Hair Story

    Women’s History month this year has special meaning for women of the Air Force. As of February 10, 2021, changes were implemented to AFI 36-3093; changes allowing Air Force women to, “free the bun,” and wear their hair in up to two braids, or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of

  • Pack It up!

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Airmen assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing completed a Cargo Deployment Function exercise at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base located at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Feb. 7, 2021.The purpose of a Cargo Deployment Function exercise is similar to a Personnel

  • North Carolina Air National Guardsmen Grab the Bull by the Horns

    The Air National Guard is always on the lookout for ways to increase effectiveness for missions in an ever changing world. This past month for the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, this meant traveling to Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia, for the National

  • 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron Sends Back-Up

    Following strategic safety measures, an 11-person team from the 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron is activated and sent to Kinston, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018, to relieve a team of North Carolina Air National Guardsmen that have been creating and moving supply pallets filled with food and water

  • North Carolina Airmen judge JROTC drill competition

    Volunteering their time, Airmen of the North Carolina Air National Guard, spent the day at Independence High School judging the annual Patriot Classic Drill Competition which drew in Air Force Junior Reserve Offices' Training Corps teams from 14 high schools with over 300 students participating. The

  • Total Force medical team transports Sailor home

    When a 34-year-old Navy sailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and Mobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member.The sailor suffered injuries while performing improvised explosive

  • North Carolina ANG firefighters train like they fight

    On a corner of the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, 25 agencies and over 100 volunteers gathered to participate in the Triennial National Disaster Medical Systems Exercise to fulfill a Federal Aviation Administration requirement. The exercise goal is to demonstrate the ability to alert,